Expedition 47/48 (ISS-47/48)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-47 PHASE
(March 2 - June 18, 2016)

  • Launch of two Russian crewmembers and one NASA crewmember of ISS-47/48 Expedition crewmember by vehicle Soyuz -20;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-20M to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM-2);
  • Berthing and unloading of Cygnus OA-6 to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress -29 from IC of SM Zvezda;
  • Docking of Progress MC-02 to IC of SM Zvezda and its partial unloading;
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-8 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Undocking of Dragon SpX-8 from Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Loading and undocking of Cygnus OA-6 from Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Operational support for unloading and undocking of Soyuz -19 from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM-1) (return of three ISS -46/47 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of photo and video imagery of the ISS RS flight and symbolic activity program.

The ISS-47 crew consists of 3 persons (March 2 - March 19, 2016), 6 persons (March 19 - June 18, 2016).

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS
IN THE ISS-48 PHASE
(June 18 September 7, 2016)

  • Final unloading, waste loading of Progress MS vehicle;
  • Unberthing and re-berthing of Progress MS vehicle for teleoperator control mode test;
  • Undocking of Progress MS from Module Pirs (DC1);
  • Launch of one Russian crewmember and two NASA crewmembers of ISS-48/49 Expedition by Soyuz MS spacecraft;
  • Docking of the Soyuz MS spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Docking to Module Pirs (DC1) and partial unloading of Progress MS-03 vehicle;
  • Docking and unloading of Dragon SpX-9 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Undocking of Dragon SpX-9 from Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Performance of two USOS based EVAs;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-20M from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2)
    (return of three crewmembers of the ISS-47/48 Expedition);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of onboard photo and video imagery of the ISS RS flight history and performing of operations under the symbolic activities program.

The ISS-48 Expedition consists of 3 crewmembers (June 18 July 9, 2016), 6 crewmembers (July 9 September 7, 2016).

 

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas